Sermon Archive

We upload our weekly services to this archive so you can experience them even if you weren’t at the service. You can explore the archive chronologically, by topic, series, or speaker. If you’d like to see what topics we’ll be discussing next, visit our Upcoming Services page.

Remembrance

Remembrance has to do with our sense of self, our identity as we accumulate and unconsciously revise our autobiographical memories, which are explicit memories. This revision happens in small ways every time we remember something, as the present interacts with the past.

Bread Communion

Like our Flower and Water Communions, Bread Communion is an important celebration in our church that centers around our community. As members and friends share in freshly-baked bread, they are asked to consider what it means to be a part of a community – both the support and experiences they contribute and the help and care they receive in return.

The Gift of Presence

Written and led by Michele Ramsey Former Buddhist monk Andy Puddicombe said, “The biggest gift we can each give ourselves is the gift of being present — engaged with life, connected with each other.” As the holiday season approaches, for many of us we get busy or even busier. We have more places to go, things to do, and people to see. Perhaps some calming mindfulness is in order to help us be present for all the upcoming season brings…

The Philosophy of Science Fiction

When we look beyond the surface of the science fiction genre, we begin to see elements of philosophy. A great deal of sci-fi deals with human nature, where it has taken us, and where it could take us. Let’s go beyond spaceships and time travel and see what science fiction can teach us.

What Wonderous Bodies We Are

Have you ever considered how incredible the human body is and all the work our bodies have done carrying us through this tremendously difficult time? Even with all the wonders built into them, it is important to take good care of them and recognize them as the miraculous things they are.

An Inescapable Network of Mutuality

Like family, we may not have chosen to join the network of all life on earth, but we are inextricably bound to it. Whoever believes they will win any one of the many battles being fought with perceived enemies is misguided. Protecting the welfare of all life on earth by living our values and making consequent choices is our chosen path.

Affirm the Right of Conscience

Local, communal decision-making and conventional agreements developed side-by-side in our tradition. What does it mean to be democratic and covenantal. How do we make choices together and care for each other and our community?

Celebrating the Darkness

It is that time of year when the dark seems to be pushing in on us from both sides. Do you notice it lingering in the morning, and descending earlier in the eve? On the Thursday it will be the time of year for the crossing over. On the autumn equinox the hours of light equals the hours of night. We will be in the season which has more darkness than light, And we are once more reminded of our…

Back to School Backpack Blessing

As the school year begins, we will reflect on how supportive communities can enable learning, and rededicate ourselves to the lifelong search for truth we are all called to by our principles.

Next Time Around

Most world religions exist to provide an answer to the big question of life: what happens after we die. This morning we present a sermon by Rev. Wayne B. Arnason where we’ll consider one possible answer – reincarnation – and how a belief in a starting over can make an impact on how we interact with the world around us.

The Secular Side of Unitarian Universalism

As someone whose identity lies somewhere in between atheist and agnostic, I’ve been asked the question “Why do you write sermons?” more than a few times. This week, we’ll take a look into what being a Unitarian Universalist means to our secular members and how Unitarian Universalism can play an important role in a society that’s been leaving traditional churches and religion behind.